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I'm slowly working my way through adding and updating RPs, alliances and collaboration threads so this can be more accurate:



The Western Isles is a region with a wide spanning and active role-play environment, which is centred on our map. There is a variety of different resources available for you to use in order to begin, enhance, or expand your roleplay experience.

On that note, gday and welcome to the RP Directory - one of those resources

This is just one of those resources. It lists active RPs, international organisations and collaboration threads that you may want to take a look at. Whilst Iíll keep an eye out for new threads, you can help me by letting me know about new RPs as they're opened and about changes to ongoing RPs. Please do so via TG or by tagging me in the RMB post in which you announce or publish your RP (make sure to include a link to the IC and OOC threads). These are threads that typically are restricted to members of The Western Isles so if you are not on the map yet or not in The Western Isles contact the RP manager/OP before you write anything in either the OOC or IC threads.


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....Roleplays
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Key:
The terms below indicate the status conditions of different roleplays (RPs) in the region.
  • 'Planning' - RPs that are not fully active yet or require constant coordination, and are still being discussed in the OOC thread. You may freely join the discussion.

  • 'Open' - RPs that require no formal application, and usually have no OOC thread. You are free to post in these RPs, but it is still recommended to inform the OP of your participation before doing so.

  • 'Semi-Open' - RPs that are open to all players but require application or some form of initial coordination with the OP. Before posting in the IC thread for the first time, make sure to coordinate your plans in the OOC thread with the other players. If there is no OOC thread, contact the OP via TG and discuss your involvement.

  • 'Closed' - RPs that are open to some players, as indicated by the OP or in the OOC thread. Never post in these RPs without specific permission from the OP. You may freely post in the OOC thread.

Name (OP/Manager)

First Post Date

Genre

Status

Links

The Western Isles (Secretary of RP)

April 12, 2015

Ongoing news reports

Active, Open

IC

TWItter Feed (Secretary of RP)

October 20, 2015

Ongoing short messages

Active, Open

IC

Citizens of The Isles (Secretary of RP)

November 14, 2015

Ongoing short stories

Active, Open

IC

International District (Secretary of RP)

December 29, 2016

Introductions, early diplomacy

Semi-Active, Open

IC, OOC

League of TWI (Secretary of RP)

June 5, 2015

Diplomacy

Semi-Active, Open

Assembly, Outside Assembly

Shining of the Moon (Mokov / Ainslie)

November 24, 2020

Character

Semi-Active, Closed

OOC

Gael Four Commission (Ainslie)

July 20, 2017

Diplomacy

Semi-Active, Closed

IC

MSTO OOC (Miklania)

October 26, 2015

Diplomacy/Military

Semi-Active, Closed

OOC

Coalition of the Free Nations (Noronica)

January 30, 2016

Diplomacy

Semi-Active, Closed

IC

Panphobia (Roendavar)

OOC: 06/05/2019

Supernatural

Active, Semi-Open

OOC

The Fall (Mokov)

August 29, 2019

Conflict

Active, Semi-Open

OOC, IC

A Gaze to the Future (New Aapelistan)

November 10, 2019

Political

Active, Planning

OOC, IC

The Magarati Succession Crisis (Athara Magarat)

November 17, 2019

Conflict

Active, Semi-Open

OOC, IC

Open Minds (Ainslie)

25 December, 2019

Character

Semi-Active, Semi-Open

OOC, IC

History of Mokov 1910-1950 (Mokov)

8 November 2020

Historical

Active, Closed

IC

The Collapse of the Tsardom (Mokov)

19 November 2020

Political

Active, Semi-Open

IC

Completed RPs: The Spectre (IC, OOC), A Threat Realised (IC, OOC), The Unraveling (IC, OOC), The High Life (IC, OOC), The Second Imperial War (IC), The Atomic Secret (IC, OOC), Contagion (IC, OOC), The North Mesder War (IC, OOC, The Western Isles Climate Change Summit (IC, OOC), The Western Isles Human Right Summit (IC, OOC) and Cooperative Union Leaderís Summit (IC), Preserve/Profit (OOC, IC)

Dormant RPs: Coalition of Six (IC, OOC), The Citizenís Republic of Illa (IC, OOC), A Nation Divided (IC, OOC), Athara Magarat and Vancouvia (IC, OOC) and Khas-Kirati Conquests (IC, OOC).

Dead RPs: ACESTI (IC, OOC), Cooperative Union (IC, OOC), CU Court of Justice (CUCJ) (IC, Rabbithole (IC, OOC), The Threat (IC, OOC), Back In Lam (IC), The Occupation of Arvan (IC, OOC), The San Javier Conflict (IC, OOC), Prospero (IC, OOC), The Castle Murder (IC, OOC), The PGIA Hostage Situation (IC, OOC), Transhuman Empire (IC, OOC, The Wellspring Event (IC, OOC), Missing Flight Summit (IC, OOC), JEF (OOC) and RTEA (OOC).


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....International Organisations
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Mesder Sea Treaty Organisation (MSTO) (Active) - Dispatch

Coalition of Free Nations (CFN) (Dormant) - Dispatch

Coalition of Six (C6) (Dormant) - Dispatch

Gael Four Agreement (G4) (Active) - Dispatch

Association of Luso-Hispanic Nations (ALHN) (Dormant) - Dispatch

Regional Trade and Economic Agreement (RTEA) (Dormant) - Dispatch

Global Experimental Thermo-Nuclear Reactor Project (GETR) (Active) - Dispatch

Joint Emergency Response Force (JERF) (Dormant) - Dispatch

Argean Rapid Response Force (ARRF) (Dormant) - Dispatch

Eterna-Argean Friendship Accords (Dormant) - Dispatch

The Western Isles Climate Response Council (Active) - Dispatch

  • Core Concerns: Renewable energies, economic restructuring, climate justice, governmental accountability

  • Members: Corindia, Athara Magarat, Ainslie

Cooperative Union (Active) - Dispatch

Western Isles Democratic Alliance (Active) - Dispatch

Raedlon Organization of States (ROS) (Active) - Dispatch


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....Collaboration Threads
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Thread Name

Genre

Status

The Argean Seas Treaty and the Congress of Temal

Historical diplomacy

Active

History of the Imperial War

Historical conflicts

Active

Bolded Territories - Progression

Region-wide general collaboration

Active

The Crusading Period

Region-wide history

Active

The Theodoric Wars

Subregional history

Active

The Gael Crash of the 80s

Regional economic history

Active

The Western Isles Space Station

Multinational space mission

Active

The 30th Parallel War

Local History

Dormant

Gresswell Island Collaboration

Bolded territory

Dormant

North Argus Slave Trade

Region-wide history

Dormant

Ipachi Discussion Thread

Region-wide history

Dormant

The Great Argus Wars

Subregional history

Dormant

Gael Collaboration Thread

Subregional history

Inactive

North + Central Argus Collaboration

Subregional history

Inactive

Great Gael War

Subregional history

Inactive

Southern Sea Trade Wars

Subregional history

Inactive

Sawneeak Atoll Dispute

Bolded territory collaboration

Inactive

Gael Historical Concordance

Subregional history

Inactive

World Wars in TWI

Historical conflicts

Inactive

Gael in the 1700s and 1800s (IC)

Historical collaboration

Inactive


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Authorised by the Desk of Ainslie's ramblings, 20th of November 2020


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If I haven't got something you've done/doing yet, please telegram me - I'm trying to get around to everything, but I'm probably going to miss things.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naxalite%E2%80%93Maoist_insurgency

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insurgency_in_Northeast_India

Linking these here to say there are active communist and separatists wars ongoing in Western Magarati Federation for several decades; before anyone says how it is even possible to have that sort of conflict for such long time.

Athara Magarat wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naxalite%E2%80%93Maoist_insurgency

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insurgency_in_Northeast_India

Linking these here to say there are active communist and separatists wars ongoing in Western Magarati Federation for several decades; before anyone says how it is even possible to have that sort of conflict for such long time.

oh don't worry, half the region was probably born after the US invaded Afghanistan, we'll believe it

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=494747

Here is my modern day RP, any interested TG me or message me on discord. I'm open for new participants, as long as they speak to me first.

georgia really must be a blue state now, democrats have won it twice in a row

Corindia wrote:georgia really must be a blue state now, democrats have won it twice in a row

Petition to rename US Georgia to Sakartvelo, to really confuse people

For as meme'd as it is, Sail by AWOLNATION is a really good song

Mokov wrote:viewtopic.php?f=5&t=494747

Here is my modern day RP, any interested TG me or message me on discord. I'm open for new participants, as long as they speak to me first.

Mokov wrote:viewtopic.php?f=5&t=494747

Here is my modern day RP, any interested TG me or message me on discord. I'm open for new participants, as long as they speak to me first.

So what are you looking for? Intervention on one side or another, political intrigue, or arms and trade deals to either or both sides.

Wellsia wrote:So what are you looking for? Intervention on one side or another, political intrigue, or arms and trade deals to either or both sides.

what ever you want, just as long as its cleared with me first

Mokov wrote:what ever you want, just as long as its cleared with me first

But what's your plan for the RP? It's hard for people to participate if you don't have a clear idea of what you want yourself in an RP

Aizcona wrote:But what's your plan for the RP? It's hard for people to participate if you don't have a clear idea of what you want yourself in an RP

my plan, as its been worked out with Eurania, is to have the Tsar toppled by a Regimentalist (corporatist-fascist) uprising, then have that dictator toppled by a foreign supported gang, turning Mokov into a kleptocracy for a time

I would appreciate if someone could help me calculate the land area of Townisde's second island (the little one north of Shidei, south of Biaten, and just west of the bolded Sawneeak Atoll, in the Southern Sea). I tried to do it a few weeks ago according to the Guide, but got stuck on the brightness-contrast step.

I already know the land area for Townisde's big island (73,229 sq km). I just need the land area for the smaller island. :D

Y'all, so I was wondering: what are your thoughts on a TWI Among Us session?

Remodio wrote:Y'all, so I was wondering: what are your thoughts on a TWI Among Us session?

Yes.

Mokov wrote:viewtopic.php?f=5&t=494747

Here is my modern day RP, any interested TG me or message me on discord. I'm open for new participants, as long as they speak to me first.

Remodio wrote:Y'all, so I was wondering: what are your thoughts on a TWI Among Us session?

Old man question: Huh? Please explain.

Wellsia wrote:Old man question: Huh? Please explain.

did you mean to quote me

Mokov wrote:viewtopic.php?f=5&t=494747

Here is my modern day RP, any interested TG me or message me on discord. I'm open for new participants, as long as they speak to me first.

Ah sh*t here we go again I should honestly attempt to prop up a puppet government at this point.

Havalland wrote:Ah sh*t here we go again I should honestly attempt to prop up a puppet government at this point.

A gang run kleptocracy is set to replace the dictatorship, so you might get involved with them. Also, aren't you the one propping up the Tsardom anyhow?

Mokov wrote:did you mean to quote me

No, not sure why it did.

Mokov wrote:A gang run kleptocracy is set to replace the dictatorship, so you might get involved with them. Also, aren't you the one propping up the Tsardom anyhow?

Fair point
But I canít ignore the fact that said gang leader may have said ďhave some damn faithĒ and something about Tahiti

Havalland wrote:Fair point
But I canít ignore the fact that said gang leader may have said ďhave some damn faithĒ and something about Tahiti

I figured someone would recognize Dutch lol

Mokov wrote:I figured someone would recognize Dutch lol

Dutch? Where?

Nhoor wrote:Dutch? Where?

In Tahiti of course. You just need to have faith, damnit.

Hey, welcome to The Western Isles Gallia Belgae and New Genuor!

If you'd like to learn more about the region, this is the dispatch to do that:

Welcome!

LinkHello there. Thanks for joining the Western Isles!

You must be wondering what you can do here and how, what is expected of you and how to start role-playing... I'll try to answer these questions in this dispatch.

First of all, if you haven't done so already - go ahead and introduce yourself on our regional message board (RMB). You can post things like what country you're from, if you're new to NationStates or to role-playing (RP), what kind of a nation you want to create, and anything else you'd like to share.

About the Region

Where do we communicate?

  • IC communication (in-character, meaning role-playing) is done on the NationStates forums

  • OOC communication (out-of-character, from general chatting to world-building) is done on the RMB

  • Telegrams are usually OOC

We don't have offsite forums, so you don't have to worry about missing something else.

How does this region work?

We have a democratically elected government (you can run for office) which is in-charge of several aspects of the region:

  • Facilitating RP and promoting world-building and cooperation in the region

  • Managing the region in terms of regional rules and standards

  • Recruiting new players and managing our embassies with other regions

To really understand how we do, you can read through the following dispatches when you get a chance:

  • The Constitution - It details the responsibilities of the various government officers and the Founder, as well as the processes of legislation and elections in the region. Of course, there's no need to remember it all, but it's there if you need it.

  • The Regional Rules and Conduct - That's just... The rules. You know, don't be a jerk to others, don't spam the RMB, and so on. The map rules are also there, but we'll get to that in a minute.

  • The Regional information dispatch - Contains current and updating information about the region (recent stats of the region, weekly updates, important daily events, etc.).

  • The Regional Links dispatch - Contains useful links to other regional guides or interesting dispatches (list of alliances, the regional militia, World Assembly guide, guides on RP, and more).

This is confusing... Can anyone help?

Of course, most of us can. If you still have questions, you can do either of the following:

Your address for questions regarding specific RP rules (can this be done? can I take over that? can I have that size? etc.) is the Sec. of RP (Thuzbekistan). Feel free to tag him in your RMB post or to TG him.

About Role-Playing in the Region

How do I get a spot on the map?

Our regional map is the basis of our RP, and it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP or plan to do so. Before asking a spot, please first make sure you have at least one nation-building factbook (relating to some aspect of your nation) and at least one forum post.

To be added to the map, send Vancouvia a telegram with answers to several simple questions - they are listed under "Map Rules" in the Regional Rules and Conduct dispatch. In order to stay on the map, you need to be relatively active in regional RP. nation-building dispatches or RP posts in the forums at least once week or so, should be enough.

How do I develop my nation?

Here in this region we don't use NationStates stats at all. Population, economic status, main industries, defense budget - All of those things are up to you, the player, to decide! Make factbooks or dispatches describing your nation's culture, history, religion, government, budget, climate, military, science, industries, people, corporations, trade deals, and anything else you can think of.

Are there limitations?

RP in this region is based on realism and modern-technology, so keep your nation in those limits. There are a few other guidelines we have in place to keep things balanced, for example:

If you're having trouble coming up with realistic numbers, just search Wikipedia for information on the real-world countries your nation is based on (or related to), and use that. Remember that this is an island region, and that our nations are not the largest and richest in the world - so, for instence, don't take the size and scope of the US' armed forces as an example, and don't take China's economy as an example. Try to find a realistic balance that would fit an island nation. Tip: There are no "perfect" nations - all nations have their strengths and their weaknesses. The Sec. of Role-play (Thuzbekistan) or other members of the region can help you design your nation as well.

Other than that - the limit is your own creativity. Feel free to look around and read other nations' factbooks and dispatches for ideas. See for example:

For other interesting, creative, or highly informative factbooks by members of the region, check out The Western Isles Factbook Spotlight. Take some time to look around, get to know the other players and the region as a whole, and develop your nation. I recommend doing that before getting into RP.

Alright, what now? Where do I RP?

You can get to the region's ongoing RPs and events in either of the following ways:

  • Through the "Ongoing Events and Perpetual RPs" in the region's main page

  • Through the Active RPs of the Western Isles dispatch, which contains the region's RPs

As a start, I recommend reading the recent posts in the regional news thread and posting some of your own, before moving on to more complex RPs. This would allow players of the region to get acquainted with your nation.

And of course - you can always think of your own idea for an RP based on or in your nation, and recruit or interest others to join. I also recommend checking out the region's Alliances and Trade Agreements dispatch, where you might find other nations with similar interests and players to RP with; and the region's Marketplace, where you might find storefronts and corporations seeking to expand.

NS is full of useful guides for the technical or procedural aspect or RPing. This one, for example, is short and to the point. I've also published one myself, about RPing in our region. There are many more RP guides and tip dispatches or threads around the site - feel free to explore and learn more about RPing.

As always, for any question on RPing in the region or in general, feel free to ask on the RMB or send a personal TG to the Sec. of RP or any of the active members.

Read factbook

If you've got any questions, feel free to ask them here by replying to this post :)

Mokov wrote:Petition to rename US Georgia to Sakartvelo, to really confuse people

Imagine having an Anglicized name as a country...Take that India, China and Bhutan!

This post was made by Nipple gang.

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